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Capital Tire’s Thomas Geiger, 86, dies

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Thomas B. Geiger, former president of Capital Tire Inc. in Toledo, Ohio, died June 14 after a brief illness. He was 86.

After graduating from high school in May 1950, he joined his father, Benjamin Geiger, at Capital Tire. He became president of the wholesale/retail tire dealership in 1962.

During his 68-year career, he oversaw the company’s growth from a single location to a three-state, multi-location distribution organization servicing nearly 5,000 retail locations.

He later was senior executive officer until his death.

Mr. Geiger was involved in many charitable and civic causes in northwest Ohio, including serving on the St Vincent’s Hospital Foundation Board and assisting in charitable activities at Central Catholic High School.

Preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Pencheff and daughter Jeannine Vandendriesche, he is survived by his wife Brenda; sons Thomas B. Geiger Jr. (Paulette) and Richard J. Geiger; son-in-law Robert Vandendriesche; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Those wishing to make a memorial tribute may consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.

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